Project/Program Manager Senior - Expert in Carpinteria, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

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Job Description

New Opportunity-Project Manager NPI-Carpinteria, CA

Volt is looking for a Project Manager!

Job Responsibilities:

Lead CDx New Product Development project teams from concept to post release with strong sense of urgency, utilizing company design control and product launch process.

Be responsible for scoping the initial project plan, assembling the project teams, and controlling the project execution to ensure timely completion of projects.

Serve as a direct and principle contact between pharma client teams and project stakeholders.

Be a driven Project Manager with a steady focus on Scope Control, Schedule Updates, Budget tracking, and Risk Management throughout the life of the project.

Be responsible for managing medium to large scale and moderately complex global cross-functional development projects.

Lead weekly cross-functional project meetings with the internal team and joint project teams and maintain minutes and action items.

Continuously gather feedback from all project team members to track progress and mitigate risk.

Communicate timelines/milestones/risks on a regular basis to keep internal/external management, the project team and other stakeholders informed.

Create and manage resource forecast plans, and work directly with line managers to communicate and agree to project staffing requirements.

Track estimated project revenues and costs against defined metrics; proactively communicate deviations to relevant stakeholders, internal and external.

Obtain partner approval and create appropriate customer billing requests to achieve revenue targets and cash flow expectations for the business.

Manage assay production requests for clinical trials and/or internal development activities

Effectively and proactively identify, document and communicate risks to stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion to facilitate mitigation before they effect critical path.

Expected to have sufficient knowledge and awareness of assay design and development to recognize when technical problems may exist and to identity and initiate corrective actions.

Lead preparation and alignment of joint project governance body meetings; including but not limited to joint project team (JPT) and joint steering committee (JSC) meetings

Establish and maintain project life cycle documentation

Work collaboratively with external customers to ensure that  client interests are addressed in a balanced fashion

Identify and document customer requests for work outside contracted scope and work with client to re-scope plans

Establish trust and work with integrity while motivating others to achieve the goals of the project

Perform lessons learned on projects and make information available to other project teams

All activities must be performed in compliance with the Quality System

Ability to travel up to 15 travel days a year both domestic and international


A Bachelor's degree in Science or Business, or similar with an understanding of the biological sciences; PMP certification a plus


8+ years leading cross-functional project teams in complex new product development projects without direct supervisory responsibilities as a project manager

5+ years in a regulated industry (such as medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceutical or biotech industry)

Specialized Knowledge Required:

Strong analytical skills with a proven ability to balance and prioritize responsibilities in accordance with business and team needs

Engagement in technical activities to ensure sound and effective solutions to design and development challenges

Be highly detail oriented and organized

Maintain team focus on quality while adhering to project timelines and goals

Have knowledge of new product development process

Experience with managing project scope while ensuring successful execution of project details including determining solutions in complex situations.

Experience with managing large project budgets including cost/spend analysis and revenue forecasting

Demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Intermediate to advanced level experience with Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and remote meeting tools such as Web Ex, Live Meeting, etc.

Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently with minimal guidance

Strong business acumen, negotiation and delegation skills, and effective ability to influence at all levels within the organization, across functions and locations

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer